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's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous
could mean more negotiations before the 2012 elections. the big concern this morning, will the markets be spooked by all of this just over a week from the deadline? we're already seeing lower asian markets. and in an interesting twist, the high-level english official says that it's in his words, the right wing nutters who are causing more of a threat to the world economy than problems in europe. amara? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> the man accused in the massacre and bomb attack in norway is asking for an open court hearing so he can explain himself according to his lawyer. anders bref sick due to be arraigned today. this as a shaken nation mourns the 93 victims who died. emma murphy from itn reports. >> reporter: in a country struggling to comprehend the events of the past days, there are few rituals to bring comfort. but hour after hour in the driving rain, the people of norway have lit candles and laid flowers in memory of their dead. they seek solice together, but it is a terrible shared pain. some of those who were injured in the attack joined with norway's king an
people on board, it looks like right now they're headed in the right direction towards a big plan, exactly what the president wanted. lynn. >> brian mooar there for usin washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news. a police chase in arizona ended with two suspects receiving quite a jolt. the brother and sister duo suffered the shocking reprecussions after refusing commands to surrender following a 30-mile pursuit. mri police tasered both and arrested them both further incident. >>> texas police are working around the clock to catch an armed bank robber dubbed the handsome guy bandit. he has robbed six banks wearing a life-like facial mask. they still have not been able to identify him. >>> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water for one florida family it was anything but. a four foot gator got in a few laps before an animal control officer showed township remove him from the animal pool. he came from a canal located across the street. >>> finally, in minnesota soaring temperatures have created a new way to cook up some treats. look at that. a m
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
, but the heat will be the big issue. here's the weather outside your door. we will continue to watch temperatures out there that will be on the hot side. kansas city 93 and pu ebb low at 99. 94 in orlando. the difference with florida is you will get a break and cool off. and the heat will continue through saturday and sunday. weekend forecast details coming up. >> also coming up, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. headlines are straight ahead. expectations are for a huge record-shattering weekend for the big screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap >> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested after tr
to the tune of $265 billion in damages so far and it is only july. >>> well, the mets make a big trade and shoonenagians at the tour de france. >>> plus the pads meltdown. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> that's the way to do it. your forecast during the day today, a lot of pop-up thunderstorms and the heat continues. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports with an eye on the bottom line the cash-strapped nets send their closer k rod packing. here's mario solis with an early look at all of your sports headlines. >>> hi, there. good morning. the mets and the brewers were wheeling and dealing. new york-traded closer francisco rodriguez from milwaukee for a pair of players to be named later. he was in line for a $17.5 million option, something the mets wanted no part of. now the phoenix for the all-star game. the red sox adrian gonzalez flexing his muscles once again last night, giving the american league a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in fourth. >>> who says there's no defense in all-star game
big storm, possibly even a tornado. this morning no tornadoes. we do have rain around minneapolis and some thunderstorms at this hour, and we're also watching showers and storms rolling through nebraska, approaching omaha and sioux city. as far as your forecast goes, more thunderstorms likely minneapolis to chicago. the heat wave in the middle of the country. a pretty nice day in the northeast and mid-atlantic. tip cal summer weather. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. beautiful day in areas like detroit. 85. maryland, not too bad today. baltimore, a little warm. near 89. st. louis, that's where we are very hot. a little humid, too. that's where you have an excessive heat warning in effect for today. >>> pretty nice day, say, on the east coast. things will warm up towards the weekend. details coming up. >> thank you for that. >>> stocks stumble on washington uncertainty, and the bond surprises. a fun part that was no fun for one couple. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, play boy's 85-year-old founder takes yet another love low f
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
on the big screen. a big era. joining us once again is tracy grant of kids post. nice to see. >> you great to be with you, eun. >> your book of the week may be familiar because this was a movie that came out a couple years ago. >> that's right. our book club, which again this year is books and movies, what's better. fantastic mr. fox. >> amazing. >> the mean farmer, mr. fox outfoxing. and this is reviewed in wednesday's kids post. anybody who wants information about our summer book club, it's all at kidspost.com. >> next, a fabulous exhibit at the maryland science center. and this is always a great place to go for kids. >> maryland science center. i was just up there. it is just terrific. but this summer they are kicking off the summer of irresponsible science. >> uh-oh. >> and this is where you should do it. this is a sphere that spews out toothpaste, enough to brush an elephant's tusk. >> who is going to clean that up? a mother i'm thinking. >> kids do it at the science center. up in the inner harbor through early august. >> they are allowed to do things they can't do at home. >> exactly
. >>> harrison ford returns to the big screen in his new movie "cowboys & aliens." the movie premiered over the weekend and "access hollywood i "caught up with him. >> comicon closed and it ended with a big event. >> how cool to open this movie here for these fans? >> so far it sounds like a really good idea. >> a first in the fanfest 42-year history and a perfect choice for the film's star. >> these are the people we make movies for. and coming here to them acknowledges their importance to us. >> i figure you owe me. >> harrison stars alongside daniel craig. produced by ron howard and don grazer. >> i don't know how i can top it. i don't know if i ever will. it's a proud moment. maybe we'll make another one. that's how you top it. [ screaming ] >> tonight on "access hollywood" the gold standard in entertainment news. >> family, friends and fans continue to mourn the loss of amy winehouse. we have details on what really happened. plus, we examine musicians and addiction. >>> how motherhood has inspired christina aguilera make a difference. >>> nicole richie's unbelievable britney revelation
shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before on anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may, the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind tim thi mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers, he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close, and opened fire. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was like not high sound, but silenced or something. like fireworks. >> reporter: as they fled through the
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
in the jet stream in the northeast. also the big dip in the jet stream in the west. that forces this ridge just to grow and increase in the middle of the country. this is where the heat's going to turn up. also the humidity, too. already excessive heat watches in areas around kansas city and tulsa. everywhere in yellow today, a heat advisory. that's not too bad. the worst is going to come in the days ahead. for today, we're going 103 in oklahoma city. 102 in dallas. 100s widespread from texas up into kansas. a little positive part here, notice it's much better, only 80s and low 90s in the southeast with rain this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today i want to talk about absolutely gorgeous conditions. you have to just love this weather pattern from d.c. northwards up through new england, back into the great lakes and ohio valley. some of the best summer weather of the season. i almost feel guilty saying how nice it's going to be in some areas. >> i won't make you do that. >>> big ben boosts stocks. oil bubble's up a
in the high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. >>> tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. >>> and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dualing over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner he escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama came on primetime tv to fan public outrage. on week until default, and still no deal. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: not raising the debt limit would cost all of us. >> interest rates would skyrocket on credit cards, mortgages, and car loans. that results on a huge tax hike on the american people. >> reporter: tax hikes are the problem republicans refuse. driven by tea parti
through, and it's the winds from the thunderstorm. often the thunderstorms die and send out a big gust of wind, and then, of course, the sandy soil and dust just picks up and blows right through, and the phoenix area is where you saw those pictures from, but that was also widespread all through southern portions of arizona and now those thunderstorms producing flooding around lake havisu city. 102 in dallas. it was 104 in oklahoma city. this area has not caught a break. much of the country was very warm. how is this? we've now had in oklahoma city, 16 100 degree days this year. that's more than las vegas whose had 15. can you see dallas, san anthony, many areas, even austin at 21 are on this list. normally phoenix and tucson are. we expect that today. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today we'll call it 93 in philadelphia. many areas of the country are very warm. you notice there's going to be a lot of pop-up thunderstorms. very typical of summertime weather through the southeast. also around chicago a chance of a storm today
. >> from your mouth. all right, bill. thank you. >>> well, a big euro debt deal, a new owner for chrysler, and a royal dash through duty-free. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, captain america's mission was to fight the nazis, but he has an even tougher mission this weekend at the box office, beating harry potter. >>> coming up, one save and a beauty. the nfl owners are ready for football, but are the players? you're watching "early today." >>> good morning, and welcome back to "elearly today." i'm lynn berry. senior defense officials tell nbc news today the pentagon will announce that both secretary of defense leon panetta and all of the joint chiefs have certified the military is ready to repeal don't ask don't tell. president obama signed a preel of the military's ban on openly gay troops. since then the military has been preparing for enlisting the ban. >>> a new cnn poll shows 64% of americans think the u.s. should play a dominant role in space exploration. half of all americans think the end of the shuttle program is bad for the united states. >>> p
's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used bullets to explode inside the body. they said they had never seen so much destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was, i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
and production company executives. his goal is to lure more big budget productions to the district. the mayor will be spending three days in los angeles. he's attending a simmer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >>> in the day ahead, first lady michelle obama will join military families for a special screening of "harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2." it's happening at the oceana naval air station. the first lady will also tour the summer camp. >> the beatles first u.s. concert at the washington coliseum was a landmark event in music history. and now we've got never before seen photos of that groundbreaking event. photographer mike mitchell who still lives in d.c. shot these pictures of the outdoor concert back in 1954. they were sold last night at christie's auction house for more than $360,000. mitchell was 18 when he took those pictures and said the thing he noticed most while snapping shots of the beatles was the joy and enthusiasm. greatest band ever. >> yes, definitely. >> go ahead. >> i love the beatles. >> i'm agreeing with you, because i don't know a whole
got a first look at just what's inside. >> we are a big facility and it's a hike to get from one building to another. >> reporter: we start in the america building. it has an rehab room, a pool, a prosthetics lab and machinery to help patients walk or bike more easily. >> it has been great. >> you are in the basement of the america building. >> reporter: this is the gate lab. it's the latest technology to test amputees, watch them walk to see how their therapists and doctors will help. each ball works as a reflective marker and cameras track the markers and though therapists anything from which leg the patient's favoring to how their joints are moving. >> we can look at you from the front or side. >> reporter: down the hall more high-tech labs one a flight simulator for the body. >> an opportunity to introduce new technology. >> reporter: to say the program manager is proud of the facility is an understatement. >> this is one of two trauma rooms. >> reporter: the rooms inside the arrowhead building's e.r., the computer packed with patient records disconducts. >> it travels with t
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> to find and nurture talent is to give a gift that can change lives. in cuba's capital city, one of that country's brightest stars is doing just that. a dancer giving hope to the children of the barrio. nbc's mark potter has our making a difference report. >> reporter: in a desperately poor havana neighborhood at a crumbling palace once home to the u.s. cavalry during the spanish-american war, there is now music and grace amid dreams of glory in the spotlight. molding those dreams is a member of cuba's artistic royalty. she is dancer and coach laura alonzo, the daughter of legendary ballerina alicia alonzo, now sharing her passion with thousands of cuba's poor. >> this is where i can do more good. this is where it will -- the good work is. >> reporter: 15 years ago alonzo opened central prodanza, a barrio dance school that welcomes everyone, no matter their race, si
. but republicans have a big fight on their hands against obama. >> you can't get a burr out of boehner's butt. >> the vice president nomination wouldn't happen until a little over a year from now. by now this will have cooled off. cantor's role would replay off a little. >> sigh why even talk about it now? we already have reelection or election tpa too already. it's just my strategy that mitt romney is again indicatoring on these battleground states. i really like your governor. i like the way the gop is operating in these states. and it's a way of sort of, i think, getting out front. >> but bringing it back home to virginia, that's the way we are in this region. the headline here bob mcdonald as bp running mate. that's a focus in this area. >> no, but you have a question mark. >> but the fact is has been doing stuff to bring that to national attention. >> sarah palin. >> that's right. >> you make somebody vice president and they get that national name. >> sarah palin has her own planet. planet palin. you're watching reporters notebook. >>> welcome back to reporter's notebook. again, for firs
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